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Nature Exploration Weekend


April 26 - 28, 2024

Journey into the Blue Ridge Mountains on a family adventure!

Experience a weekend full of outdoor adventures at Wildacres Retreat, located at an elevation of 3,300 ft in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountainside setting. 

Our expert naturalists will guide you through breathtaking hikes and engaging nature-based activities, creating unforgettable memories for you and your family.

Schedule of Events - SAMPLERetreat MapPRICING & MORE INFO

All meals and lodging are included in the program registration fee.

Breathtaking Views and Relaxation

Check back for the final 2024 schedule.

Activities For All Ages!

This event is open to nature lovers of all ages, with dedicated activity tracks for adults, children aged 6-11, and young learners aged 2-5 (accompanied by an adult). You can participate in a variety of activities, including sunrise bird hikes, salamander hunts, wildflower walks, stargazing, owl prowls, pottery classes, gem classes, and evening socials with local musicians, campfires, and s’mores.


Unforgettable Family Weekend Getaway

This marks our 40-year anniversary of hosting a nature exploration weekend at Wildacres, and we have some new experiences and beloved classics in store for you. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to discover the awe-inspiring diversity of this region and enjoy a fun-filled weekend with your loved ones.

Get ready to unplug and enjoy an exciting weekend in nature!

*Adult - double occupancy room

** Adult - single occupancy room. Please contact Lucy via email at for pricing & availability. 

≠A limited number of Welcome scholarships are available to EBT or WIC cardholders residing in North and South Carolina. To apply for a scholarship, please contact Lucy via email at